Celebrate Earth Week at Carolina
Attend one of the many campus events offered from April 18-22!
Earth Day Green Building Tour: LEED Platinum Education Center
Tuesday, April 18; 12-1 p.m., N.C. Botanical Garden
Join us for a behind-the-scenes presentation and tour of North Carolina’s first state-owned LEED Platinum building. Learn about the James and Delight Allen Education Center’s energy conservation, renewable energy use, stormwater management systems and site appropriate landscaping. Free, preregistration required.
Tuesday, April 18, 12:30 p.m., Koury Auditorium
Featuring keynote speaker Rye Barcott ‘01, Managing Partner and Cofounder of Double Time Capital. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Rizzo Center, 150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and UNC-Chapel Hill host a day-long workshop to provide background on the NSF and insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to host discipline- and program-specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.
Thursday, April 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., 3202 Murray/Venable Hall
Join UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing and author Bland Simpson for a discussion, “Many Waters: Exploring Eastern North Carolina’s Sound Country.” RSVP to Tony Reevy.
CDS/FLO Farmer’s Market
Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, The Pit
Join Campus Dining and FLO in the Pit to mingle with N.C. farmers and makers. There will be plenty to taste, see, smell and buy! Most vendors have Square, but make sure to bring cash just in case.
Carolina Campus Community Garden Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting, Reception and Tour
Friday, April 21, 2 p.m., Carolina Campus Community Garden, 200 Wilson St.
Thanks to funds from the student organization Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC), a partnership with N.C. State School of Design faculty and students, and the efforts of architects and builders from Szostak Design, along with two solar consultants and others, the Carolina Campus Community Garden now boasts a new greenhouse. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting, reception and tour of the new facility.
Friday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Pit
The student Environmental Affairs Committee and Green Games will host an Earth Week event, featuring the Green Games awards ceremony and guest speakers in front of Wilson Library at 11:30 a.m., followed by a “March to Support Science,” around Polk Place between 12 and 12:30 p.m., ending in the Pit. Student and campus organizations will host tables in the Pit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 6-7 p.m., Student Union Art Gallery
Sponsored by UNC Three Zeros, this exhibit closing reception includes a Q&A with local artist Denise Hughes. Using the tops of everything from milk containers to applesauce pouches to sports drinks and more, Hughes layers the different colored caps on top of each other to create murals of the very animals who “consume the plastics which bring them alive on canvas.” The exhibit runs from March 15-April 26. Visit the artists’ website to learn more about her work.
Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., UNC Campus, Cameron Ave.
The 2017 UNC Science Expo is a free, family-friendly event offering more than 100 fascinating exhibits with hands-on experiments, riveting demonstrations, laboratory tours, stage entertainment and much more! This NC Science Festival signature event showcasing the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a partnership between Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the University of North Carolina and the Town of Chapel Hill – a true “town-gown” experience. Event map.
Saturday, April 22, 1-5 p.m., Behind Davis Library
The Edible Campus Garden is located behind Davis Library, between Raleigh Street and Lenoir Drive.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Office of the Chancellor and the Residence Hall Association invite the UNC-Chapel Hill Community to an afternoon of planting seeds, painting garden signs and launching this exciting collaborative garden site on campus. Student artists and local food vendors will be set up alongside the garden to celebrate the diverse food, community and social justice ventures blossoming at Carolina.